Posts tagged Ignatian spirituality

A week of guided prayer.

This week, in Eastbourne,there is a week of guided prayer. From today, until Friday participants will pray for half an hour each day and meet a prayer guide, also for 30 minutes. Any form of prayer can be taught in such a week but we have chosen to focus on using Scripture in prayer. Three […]

Preparing to look back.

This week members of the Eastbourne Ordinariate group meet to review their individual year. Last year, in January, we did this in preparation for the visit of our Ordinary, Mgr Keith Newton. So much came out of it. It enabled us as a group to get to know ourselves and each other better and out […]

Justice and Joy: Adults’ Advent group 3.

Last night’s third adult Advent group began with John O’Donohue’s poem, ‘For Peace’: As the fever of day calms toward twilight May all that is strained in us come to ease We pray for all who suffer violence today, May an unexpected serenity surprise them For those who risk their lives every day for peace, […]

The Wrong Blogs.

A little while ago, I was ranting about something that I can’t now remember. Neil looked at me and said “You’ve been reading the Wrong Blogs again, haven’t you?” He was right. But what are the ‘Wrong Blogs”? I am not going to give a list of blogs to stay clear of because this is […]

Imaginative Prayer with Children

Thinking about the story time on Sunday made me think again about the importance of story for children’s spiritual development. Many fiction stories, fairy tales and myths provide abundant material for developing children’s spiritual awareness. As a Church we also have Scripture which, of course, is one of the most important sources we have for […]

Our One Desire

After writing my post on spiritual freedom, I mused on the end line of the “Principle and Foundation.” Gerard Hughes paraphrases it like this: “our one dominating desire and fundamental choice must be to live in love in his presence.” This desire comes from the centre of my being and is irresistible. And yet so […]